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Norman Doray

Genre: Progressive/House

Norman grew up listening to music, thanks to his parents. Hearing Bob Sinclar or Daft Punk for the first time is a true shock to him; deeply influenced by them, Norman is quickly attracted to turntables and Djing. He starts spinning in 2002 in several clubs near his hometown in the west of France, and quickly earns a residency in 2003, in a club in Lille, one of the club capitals of Western Europe.

Only a year and a half later will Norman be on the move again, playing in clubs throughout France and abroad, while making his first steps production-wise. The first track to be released in the spring of 2006 is “In The Name Of Love”, a collaboration with friend Pierre De La Touche on the German label Starfunk Records. The track is -surprisingly to Norman – picked up and playlisted by many DJs. Norman adds Arno Cost to the team and the trio form ‘The Freshmakers’. Under that name, Norman’s second track “Let You Go” is released in 2006 on Serial Records. “Let You Go” will be considered as THE track of the summer 2006 in France, not only highly charted on radios such as Radio FG, Fun Radio, Contact FM, but also quickly reached N°1 in the club charts, and camped there for 6 weeks.

On the tail of that success, The Freshmakers are asked to remix 3 tracks: Da Sushiman “In & Out” (Ledge Music); Serial Crew “Make Your Own Kind Of Music (Serial Records); Rilod “Thriller” (Nice Music), and at the beginning of 2007 go on to remix the huge hit Sunfreakz “Counting Down The Days” and Antoine Clamaran’s blockbuster track “Give Some Love”. Norman will solo remix one of the most beautiful songs of the year: “Soul Heaven” by Henrik B, for Joia Records.

Norman Doray’s first solo production and summer sounding “Jetlag” is not far behind. It will be released in May 2007 on Serial Records. Radio FG wants Norman as DJ resident in September 07’ and he has his slot there ever since, a one hour floor stompin’ mix show every week. Before 2007 ends, Norman will team up again with Arno Cost to produce the now legendary “Apocalypse”. This track will put both Norman and Arno on the Worldwide dance map, and give to Norman his first Essential New Tune in the well known Pete Tong’s show. Many DJs played it: Axwell, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sebastien Léger, Tiesto, Paul van Dyck… “Apocalypse” will be released Worldwide on labels such as CR2, Kontor, News, Universal.

Thanks to the success of this anthem, Norman will move on to remix fabulous tracks such as “Humanoidz” by Tom de Neef & Laidback Luke (Jsquad), “Delirious” by David Guetta (Virgin), “Baba O Riley” by Cube Guys (Ministry Of Sound), “24H” by Seamus Haji (Big Love) and “Kalle” by Zoo Brazil (Joia), all played by the biggest names out there. Along with these projects, “The Freshmakers” trio produced their second single “Miracle”, with a massive remix by Mischa Daniels. Again, full support by the leaders of the dancefloors Worldwide.

In the summer of 2008, Norman Doray is chosen by David Guetta to play their renoun Pacha party “Fu** Me I’m Famous” in Ibiza. Peaktime summer clubbing frenzy. Norman Doray’s second solo single “Krystal” was released at the end of September 08’, directly on CR2, Serial Records and We Play, directly followed by a massive collaboration with Tristan Garner called “Last Forever”, which was his second Essential New Tune of the Pete Tong show in 2 years. Pete played it more than 10 times in his show. This track was one of the biggest club track of 2009. Due to this success, Norman is playing in the best clubs in the world.

Always spinning, always producing, Norman never stops. 2009 is a big year for him, he remixed; Those Usual Suspects – “Shadows” (Ministry Of Sound), David Guetta Ft. Kelly Rowland – “When Love takes Over” and above all Mark Brown Vs The Face – “Needin u” this track was supported all summer long by the biggest DJs in the world and became one of Ibiza’s most spun tracks of 2009. End of April sees Norman collaborate with the talented Swedish producer Albin Myers to create the track “Drink N’ Dial”. “Drink N’ Dial” is a massive success on the dancefloors and will be released on the world famous record label “Strickly Rhythm” at the end of November. It’s another step for Norman.

During this summer Norman played at the best parties: Fu** Me I’m Famous with David Guetta, Dark Forest with the Swedish House Mafia, Papaya club (Croatia), Warehouse Tokyo, Set Club Miami and Sankeys Manchester, to name just a few. Now its time for him to get back in the studio. He has already started one of the most exciting remixes of the end of 2009, the anthemic “Woz Not Woz” by Eric Prydz & Steve Angello. Norman is also finishing his new solo project called “Tobita”, which announces massive damage on the World’s dancefloors.